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Occurrence of a carrier state for Herpesvirus tamarinus in Marmosets.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4322280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ecology of herpesviruses in marmosets and other nonhuman primates is important today, for colonies of these animals are being established for biomedical research. This paper presents the first reported isolations of Herpesvirus tamarinus from throat swabs of a healthy white-lipped marmoset carrier (Saguinus nigricollis) during a 2-month period. Infectivity studies with this virus in both white-moustached (S. mystax) and white-lipped marmosets demonstrated that the virus is not lethal to white-moustached marmosets (perhaps a more resistant species) at 1,000 TCID(50). Which environmental conditions trigger the unmasking of herpesviruses in marmosets is not known. Hoever, intermittent H. tamarinus shedding may help explain spontaneous infections in established colonies as well as suggest an additional mechanism for transmission of virus between marmosets under natural conditions.
B L Murphy; J E Maynard; D H Krushak; R M Fields
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0003-6919     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Microbiol     Publication Date:  1971 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1971-03-12     Completed Date:  1971-03-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605802     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carrier State*
Herpesviridae / isolation & purification*
Herpesviridae Infections / veterinary*
Monkey Diseases*
Neutralization Tests

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